If the news that fingerprint scanners can be defeated weren’t bad enough, how’s this for an evil spin on things: According to an Australian news.com story, a Malaysian man lost not only his Mercedes S-Class — equipped with a fingerprint recognition security system — but also the tip of his index finger to a gang of car thieves.
That reminds me of an episode of Alias I saw a couple of weeks back, where Flinkman needed to get one of the bad guys to let him into an area that was secured with a retina scanner. Marshall accidentally shot & killed the bad guy, and since all he needed was an eyeball, he dug it out with a spork (on the second try, no less!) and used the eyeball to bypass the security system.
Just goes to show that if someone wants something badly enough, they’ll get it, no matter how sophisticated the lock you use to secure it.